Howdy! I'm a native Texan who has been blessed to call East Texas home since 1990. I have been married to a wonderful woman for 26 years and we have 3 children. In addition to hosting the Merrell in the Morning Show, I'm also the public address announcer for SFA football and basketball games (Axe 'em, Jacks!). I also do the play by play for Nacogdoches Dragon Football. I love God, and I'm especially fond of fajitas, brisket, and The Princess Bride.
Did You See This Stunning Meteor Flash Across the East Texas Sky?
Sunday night, a bright meteor was seen across much of northeast Texas, including right here in the Pineywoods
Elderly Woman Dies After Assault, NPD Charges Teen with Murder
A Nacogdoches teenager has been charged with murder after the apparent assault of an elderly woman Sunday morning.
Lufkin Woman Dies in Overnight Pedestrian Accident in Nacogdoches
An early morning accident on Southwest Stallings Drive in Nacogdoches has claimed the life of a 23-year-old Lufkin woman.
What Wonderful Event Caused Schlitterbahn to Stand Still?
We've been going to Schlitterbahn in New Braunfels for nearly 30 years, and this was the first time this happened.
Beware of Online Back to School Shopping Scams
Tis the season for back to school shopping...and scammers will try to take advantage of that.
Another Throwback Concert is Coming to Nacogdoches This Weekend
It's a great evening of your favorite 80's hits in downtown Nacogdoches this Saturday night with The Spicolis.
Lufkin Teen Arrested in Connection With Numerous Area Shootings
Lufkin Police made an arrest in connection to recent organized criminal activity.
DPS Will Be Focusing on Move Over/Slow Down Offenses on Wednesday
Be aware of workers and first responders on the roadway